Assessing Sleep Quality among COVID-19 Positive Patients of Budhanilkantha Municipality, Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study
Introduction: Since the first emergence of CoronaVirus Disease in2019 in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019, there have been many long-term impacts on health. Understanding factors associated with poor sleep quality among COVID-19 positive is important for the development of intervention. This study aimed to assess Sleep Quality among COVID-19-positive patients of Budhanilkantha Municipality, Kathmandu.
Methods: A quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out. Patients who tested COVID-19 positive during the third COVID-19 wave (omicron) residing in Budhanilkantha Municipality were selected through the convenient sampling method. Sleep quality was measured using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Data was collected through the telephone interview technique and analyzed using SPSS version 16. Descriptive analysis was described in percentages and frequency distributions. A chi-square test was done for the bivariate data analysis.
Results: This study presents a high prevalence of poor sleep quality among COVID-19-positive patients which was 58.3% (95% CI: 50.4-65.8).
Conclusions: In conclusion, this study reveals a high prevalence of poor sleep quality among COVID-19-positive patients.
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